Report: Spurs star has already planned his exit from the club

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have managed to retain the services of Toby Alderweireld despite  having been available for a paltry £25million (Telegraph).

Now the low-ball transfer release clause has lapsed, it will mean that Daniel Levy can increase the valuation of the Belgian ahead of the transfer window closing.

Roma had been heavily linked with a move for the 30-year-old (Football Italia) along with Arsenal (Express) and Manchester United (The Sun) but a move failed to materialise.

Alderweireld now has under twelve months to run on his existing contract and could leave the club on a free transfer next summer.

The Daily Mail report that the former Ajax man has already rejected a number of contract offers from Spurs which are said to be in the region of £150,000 and would have made him one of the highest-paid players at the club.

Spurs are said to keen to continue transfer talks, yet are reluctant to hand the central defender a long-term contract given the fact he is now in his 30s.

Instead, Alderweireld is reported to be ready to run down his contract in North London and plans to net a bumper signing on fee at his next destination.

There was a surprising lack of interest from clubs who were looking to sign Alderweireld before his transfer release clause expired which has raised suspicion that the player and his representatives have already set their sights on a lucrative exit.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Toby,most of us have valued your service for a long time and have hoped that Levy would have rewarded you with an improved contract 2 years ago.There is still hope that Levy gives him a 3 year contract

  2. I personally hope Levy puts a 3 year 170’000 a week offer on the table but if Toby still want’s to go the way of running down his contract then fair dews it’s his career and he has to do what he needs too now that he’s in his 30’s and the next move will be his last. I am 100% behind him as he has been a loyal, solid and steadfast player for us, although if Levy knows Toby is thinking this way then we need to bring his replacement in this window giving him time to gel and settle, keeping in mind our other top defender Vertonghen is 32, he is also winding down his career but I also hope Levy gives him a 2 year deal. I think that Nathan Ake would be a fabulous side kick for Sanchez or Foyth for years to come.
    I would love to see both Lo Celso and Dybala brought in but not at the expense of our defence, we need a CB , a RB as Aurier should be sold and KWP is good enough to start in the League cup/FA cup but needs more time for Prem/CL and we need to keep Danny Rose if not we need a LB replacement and imo Sessegnon is a great player and I am delighted to be after him but he is not yet in Danny Rose’s league just my opinion. COYS!

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